A WhatDoTheyKnow user Tom Taylor has posted a cool query to the Royal Mail – he wants a list of where all the postboxes in the UK are (presumably so he can build a ‘find your nearest post box’ web site).
After some delay Colin Young of the Royal Mail responded with a list in a PDF file. However, whilst the list is pretty long, it only contains the postcode location of each postbox, not an actual coordinate that can be plotted on a map. So neither he, nor anyone else, can build a postbox finder service.
Just think about that for a second. The Post Office doesn’t know where its Post Boxes are. Whoda thunk? Good use of WhatDoTheyKnow.com, Tom!